Is President Barack Obama’s mother a Mormon now?
Not necessarily. But The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has confirmed that Obama’s late mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, was posthumously baptized by a church member last year, shortly after he clinched the Democratic nomination.
Though it’s still unclear whether the submission of Dunham’s name was a prank or sincere gesture, church spokeswoman Kim Farah said baptizing someone unrelated violates church policy and the breach is under investigation.
The White House had no comment on the issue.
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